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Spivey named Under 40 Business Person of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal

Home Corporation Executive Director Scott Spivey was named the Under 40 Business Person of the Year Friday by during the Top 50 Under 40 luncheon in front of nearly 500 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. Previously named the Top 40 Under 40, the MBJ expanded the event this year and, for the first time, […] [...]

$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

JACKSON — State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they’re proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $700 million to repair environmental damage and enhance recreational access has been allocated previously, although some of that work […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey

As Meerkat loses the spotlight to Periscope and everyone tries to remember what Ello was all about, we could use a bit of research for clarity on the current state of social media. The ever-reliable Pew Research Center did just that with its extensive study on The Digital Lives of Teenagers. Here are the top […] [...]

American Queen to dock in Greenville through ’18

GREENVILLE — The American Queen, which last month took on Greenville as a regular port of call, has extended the relationship another three years. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the city council has signed off on the long-term docking agreement with the flagship of Memphis, Tennessee-based American Queen Steamboat Co. The American Queen so far has […] [...]

State High Court, attorneys general have addressed public backing of private sector

By TED CARTER  A decision to dunk out of a deal with a private gas company 71 years ago could sink the City of Jackson’s plans to co-sign a loan for construction of a downtown Westin hotel. Those long ago circumstances and a stack of opinions from Mississippi attorneys general over the past 30 years […] [...]

Rehab center has broad community support in NE Mississippi

TUPELO — Step-by-step, word-by-word, Regional Rehabilitation Center has built up a legacy that extends well beyond the walls of the one-story building. For 6-year-old Peyton Camp, son of Susan and Rusty Camp of Ingomar, Regional Rehab has meant being understood when he speaks and writes. “They’ve brought him a long way,” said Susan Camp. Peyton […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: Sell like you did as a kid: 100 percent closing ratio

Think back to your selling ability when you were a kid. That statement no doubt brought a big smile to your face. The toy you wanted. The place you wanted to go. The candy bar you wanted in the checkout aisle of the grocery store. The TV show you wanted to watch. The movie you […] [...]

Cal-Maine income skyrockets as prices rise and costs shrink

By JACK WEATHERLY Net income for Jackson-based Cal-Maine Foods — the nation’s largest producer of eggs — rose in the third fiscal quarter to $50.9 million, its second-biggest quarter ever. Earnings per share were $1.05, compared with 89 cents a year earlier on $42.9 million in net income. Net sales were up 10.6 percent for […] [...]

TODD SMITH — The Spin Cycle heads to SXSW in Austin, Texas

The Spin Cycle – always on the lookout for innovative thought that drives the branding industry – rolled into Texas for the annual South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals, soaking up the latest in emerging marketing technologies. Stay tuned for a full report from the event in next week’s Spin Cycle. SXSW offers the […] [...]

Gulfport woman accused in identity theft of hospice patient

GULFPORT — Police say a Gulfport woman is accused of using a hospice patient’s identity to set up an account for cable services. Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells The Sun Herald 37-year-old Melissa Nicole Suttles was arrested Tuesday after identifying her as the one who used a woman’s personal information without her permission. McDaniel […] [...]

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